CBT is a psychotherapy that is based on the cognitive model. The cognitive model is defined as the way a client perceives a situation is more closely connected to the client's reaction, rather than the situation.
An important component of CBT is helping clients change their negative behaviors and thoughts.
CBT uses a variety of cognitive and behavioral techniques. CBT isn’t only defined by these strategies. Drug and alcohol addiction treatment counselors will utilize problem solving strategies and other psycho-therapeutic modalities. Additional modalities include; dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Gestalt therapy, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, interpersonal psychotherapy.
The below video explains what cognitive behavioral therapy is.